Thursday, December 26, 2013

My year in books

I set a goal this year to read more books, in fact I set a goal on Goodreads to read 30 books this year. As you might remember I hit my goal by early August and decided to up my goal to 45 books and what do you know? I hit that goal before the end of October! I didn't go back and reset my goal but I did continue to read to see how many books I might end up reading. Well, I think it's safe to say that I won't be finishing any more books this year so my final total for the year is 64 books! That's more than twice my original goal for the year. The means I've read 19,856 pages. Well actually more than that because three books I read, I decided to read them all over again because I was rushed to get through them the first time and really wanted to look back on some things. Of course I read some winners and some losers, but not too many losers ... here they are ... all 64 of them!

Here are my favorites from the year:

And on a more personal, real life level I enjoyed Born to Run and The Total Money Makeover

And here are the ones I wish I would've left on the shelf:

  • Girls in White Dresses
  • The Matchmaker Meets Her Match
  • My Fair Lazy
  • Friends Like Us

Overall, I read a lot of Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell this year. I stuck to mostly chick lit with a few curve balls thrown in. I'm not sure what next year will bring. Maybe more books on bettering myself? My to-read list stands at 35, but I'm always looking for new books to add to the list. Leave me a comment with any suggestions for 2014. 


  1. Wow, 64 books in one year is a lot of books!! I made a goal to read 24 last year and achieved it and this year I didn't set a goal, but will hit 17 books. I love Goodreads and I need to do a post like yours and add some of your faves to my Goodreads list.

  2. 64 books is very impressive! I also revised my goal upwards around summertime when I was getting too close to hitting it. We have exactly one book in common this year - the E.L. James.

  3. I had a goal of 70 books, and only finished my 70th today! So definitely a lofty goal for me, but I just made it! There's several books on your list I've read, but I think the only one I also read this year was The Bond Girl which was one I really enjoyed. Although it still didn't make my top 10 list.


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